That's a dandy story, but there aren't really any details I can use to come up with a diagnosis. First of all, you have to determine if you have spark and fuel. I'm sure you know how to look down the carburetor to see if there's two nice streams of fuel when you work the throttle. If there is, and the engine starts and runs for a little while, then acts up again, (commonly for some reason in 15 miles), suspect a collapsing pickup screen inside the gas tank.
If you get no fuel right now, crank the engine for five to ten seconds, then check again after working the throttle a few times. If you get fuel now, suspect that screen. They stretch out and pass fuel after sitting a little while. Don't get carried away with the starter. There's no point in overheating it.
If you have no spark, you're going to have to tell me the type of ignition system you have. All '72 Dodges, and '73 and newer Chryslers and Plymouths had an electronic ignition system that's pretty easy to diagnose. Your industrial engine may still have breaker points.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014 AT 11:07 PM